Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo William Congreve was born near Leeds in 1670. The son of an army officer who was sent on garrison duty on Ireland, he grew up there and was educated et Dublin’s Trinity College, where he and Jonathan Swift were fellow students. With the Revolution of 1688 his family moved back to England. In London he enrolled as a law student, but soon opted for literature; he published a skilful parody on fashionable romance, Love and Duty Reconciled and he became a protegé of John Dryden, who praised his translations from classics. He achieved considerable success in 1693, when his first comedy – segue nel file da scaricare